The Centre for Integrated Biowaste Research (CIBR) is dedicated to finding sustainable reuse options for New Zealand's biowaste.

The CIBR is a formal partnership between ESRScion, Landcare Research and Cawthron Institute. Other collaborators are Lowe Environmental Impact, University of Canterbury, Northcott Research Consultants, and Kukupa Research.

What is biowaste and why is it so important? 

How can we re-use it and what are the challenges of reusing biowaste? You can find answers to these questions and other useful resources about biowaste under Find out more.

What we can do for you

We work with central and local government, regional councils, communities and stakeholders who are looking for better biowaste re-use options.

We combine your local knowledge with the expertise of our four specialised research groups to develop sustainable biowaste re-use solutions that are appropriate and safe for you and your community.

Have a look at our projects to read about real life examples of what researchers at CIBR can do for you.



Lake Waikare Event 

Phase 2 Planting event

Thank you to all the volunteers who came along to the first phase of our planting programme to help restore the water quality of Lake Waikare.

The planting was a great success, click here for more information and photos from the planting days

Lake Waikare planting photo tile


CIBR newsletter May 2017

Autumn 2017

features include:

  •       - Sky Halford's project with BRANZ
  •       -  Biosolids assisting mine rehabilitation
  •       -  Understanding uptake of Kaitiakitanga
  •       - Plus updates from both the Ecotox and soil science teams.
  Explore our Newsletter archive.








Last update 20/09/17